Posts Tagged ‘lambton county’

Lyme disease not an area concern so far this year

  While there have been no cases of Lyme disease in humans reported in Lambton County this year, officials remain vigilante with their testing procedures. Among 90 blacklegged ticks (also known as deer ticks) collected for testing as of Monday (July 23), three were sent for Lyme disease testing. Two of the three are still [...]

MPP Bob Bailey says McGuinty Finance Minister Out To Lunch on Lambton Generating Station Conversion

Bob Bailey at Ottawa's Queen's Park

Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey, wonders if Dalton McGuinty’s cabinet ministers have even discussed their provincial energy plans at the cabinet table. Bailey said this after Finance Minister Dwight Duncan made a confusing and completely inaccurate presentation on the conversion of coal fueled electricity plants to natural gas. During last Thursday’s testimony to the Legislative Assembly’s Standing [...]

Sarnia-Lambton Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients announced

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipients

Today Sarnia-Lambton MPP, Bob Bailey, announced 14 recipients of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Sarnia-Lambton community. MPP Bailey was asked earlier this year, as a Member of Provincial Parliament, to be an advisor to the Chancellery of Honours at Rideau Hall and assist with the nomination process and presentation of medals. In turn, [...]

New case manager in Caughlin murder case bringing local insights, fresh set of eyes to investigation

The newest case manager investigating the murder of Karen Caughlin, which occurred some 38 years ago, says being the first such OPP employee who is from the area may improve the chances of eventually seeing results. Det. Inspector Chris Avery, who continues to live in the area, told LambtonShield.com that previous case managers were doing [...]

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bailey and MP Davidson call for wind turbine moratorium during related health study

MPP Bob Bailey and MP Pat Davidson have united to call for a wind turbine moratorium during health study

On Thursday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey joined with Sarnia-Lambton MP Pat Davidson in calling for a moratorium on continued industrial wind turbine development while Health Canada conducts a study of the relationship between wind turbine noise and health effects. MPP Bailey and MP Davidson issued the call for a moratorium as Health Canada prepares to [...]

Majority of county residents say ‘invest in active living’: survey

active living biking

  According to the 2011 Have Your Say Active Transportation Survey, an overwhelming majority of respondents support investment in active transportation (95%) and outdoor recreation (92%) opportunities in Lambton County. "Community response highlighted an interest in providing opportunities that support active living as well as a need to educate all transportation mode users on bicycling safety [...]

Lambton County taking steps to reduce cases of West Nile virus

mosquito

  Catch basin larviciding, designed to control mosquito larvae and reduce the incidence of West Nile virus in Lambton County has started and will continue throughout the summer. The County of Lambton has contracted the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to conduct larval surveillance and apply parricide to municipal catch basins under the Ministry of [...]

Area beaches all clear for week of July 4

Last week's message was area beaches had received a clean bill of health from the folks at Lambton County who do the water testing. This message for the week of July 4: a resounding ditto. Happy swimming this week (and hopefully for the rest of the summer).

Severe thunderstorm watch in effect tonight

Severe thunderstorm and torrential rain warning issued for Sarnia-Lambton

Environment Canada said severe thunderstorms are possible today into the evening for Sarnia, Petrolia and most of western Lambton County. There is also apparently the potential for the development of severe thunderstorms with large hail, damaging winds and torrential rainfall. A hot and humid air mass across Southern Ontario has the potential to produce scattered [...]

Lambton Community Health issued 3rd ‘Heat Alert’ of summer

Heat Alert advisory in effect

Lambton Community Health issued the third record-breaking “Heat Alert” of the summer today. This most recent alert is expected to remain in effect at least until Saturday when temperatures are expected to ease. The heat alert is due to a combination of high temperatures and humidity that will affect Sarnia-Lambton over the next few days. [...]